Are any New Grads having a hard time finding jobs?

  1. 0 Hi, I am a new RN with my ADN. I currently work in a Hospital here in NYC and has been for 3 years! I was interviewed with them on the 2nd of April 2010 and still have not been upgraded from Tech to RN. I was told on my interview that the upgrade will take 3-6 months i am closing in on my 6th month of waiting. Is anyone else in similar situation?
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  3. Visit  mom2sam profile page

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    mom2sam has '3' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Med-Surg'. From 'Queens, NY'; 35 Years Old; Joined Jun '07; Posts: 69; Likes: 33.

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  4. Visit  Genuine_Pure_Setae profile page
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    I am in a sort of similar situation as I am a new ADN grad and haven't been able to get any interviews at all. Wish I had a tech position to pay my rent. Thinking of applying for cna/pca/lpn jobs...
  5. Visit  orgo geek profile page
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    i find this is the case with a lot of hospitals... tech, cna, lpn graduated with adn months ago and still waiting for open positions for upgrade. quite a few of the nurse recruiters i have spoken to say this is another facet to qhy it is hard for outside new grad adns to get hired into hospitals
  6. Visit  Magriff3 profile page
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    Here in Mass, extremely difficult for RN's (especially new grads) to find a job. One graduating class at the local college, not one RN found a job. Large lay-offs, cut backs are going on at hospitals here in Mass. There is NOT a nursing shortage in Mass. There are too many nursing schools. You have to remember that colleges, universities are businesses also and they want students. But, unfortunately no jobs to accommadate the massive graduating RN's each year. Another thing is that doctor's offices, clinics, etc. are now hire RP's (Responsible Persons) to do a nurses job with far less cost and only a number of weeks training. I am disheartened as a professional RN who has worked, studied, trained very hard to find that the nursing profession has not protected the profession as other professions have. ( example PT, OT, Speech pathologist, dental hygienists) They have passed laws prohibiting people off the street with a few weeks of training to do their job.

    Another reason for this type of hiring outside of the profession is that Nursing procedures are not billed. Nurses do not generate money for their employers as PT,OT, SPEECH, and Dental Hygiene do. Consequently, employers look at nurses as COSTING money. All the things that nurses do throughout their shift and not one thing is billed. You can't even walk into a dental hygienist's room and not get charged a fee.... money for employer and the employer's LOVE them as they see that hygienists are valuable to them. Again, I am disheartened with the profession and the nursing associations that could of prevented this catastrophe. I apologize if I have offended some, but hopefully it is an eye opener. I do have a job, but see this type of replacement everywhere here in this state.
  7. Visit  SunshineRN79 profile page
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    ALLLL NEW grads who graduated anywhere from May 2009 til now are having trouble finding jobs. I graduated Dec 2009
  8. Visit  mom2sam profile page
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    Hello all,
    I am happy to say that I was promoted t RN on Nov 1st. Monday I start my orientation on a Med/Surg Floor. Thank you lord. Please don't give up. If you can afford it take some certification courses like ACLS etc. Be ready for your interview. Keep on reviewing your materials from school from time to time. I have been at this hospital for 3 1/2 years as a CNA and I was originally promoted to a Psych Nurse but I sopke up and some of my previous ADNs and educators did as well and I was transfered to Medicine which is where I want to be. Even tho I was interviewed for the Psych position I was interviewed again by med/surg's ADN and she asked me alot of clinical stuff eg nursing intervention of pts with CHF, HTN, DM meds side effects assessments etc. which I would not have been able to answer accurately if I was not studying. Later I found out that she worked in the ER for many years and was really up on clinicals. She said to me that she is not hiring me for the years I have spent in that facility but because I am clinically component and proceeded to show me a folder of ten or so other applicants that she also interviewed for the same position that could not answer her clinical questions. Please don't give up I know it's hard. Keep reading and take anything you can get for now that is health related. I worked as a Psych Tech in psych ER for 7 months whilst waiting for my upgrade.

    Best of luck,
    Nurse Nunes
  9. Visit  SunshineRN79 profile page
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    yay!!! congrats
  10. Visit  FutureRN19 profile page
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    Quote from NurseNunes2010
    Hello all,
    I am happy to say that I was promoted t RN on Nov 1st. Monday I start my orientation on a Med/Surg Floor. Thank you lord. Please don't give up. If you can afford it take some certification courses like ACLS etc. Be ready for your interview. Keep on reviewing your materials from school from time to time. I have been at this hospital for 3 1/2 years as a CNA and I was originally promoted to a Psych Nurse but I sopke up and some of my previous ADNs and educators did as well and I was transfered to Medicine which is where I want to be. Even tho I was interviewed for the Psych position I was interviewed again by med/surg's ADN and she asked me alot of clinical stuff eg nursing intervention of pts with CHF, HTN, DM meds side effects assessments etc. which I would not have been able to answer accurately if I was not studying. Later I found out that she worked in the ER for many years and was really up on clinicals. She said to me that she is not hiring me for the years I have spent in that facility but because I am clinically component and proceeded to show me a folder of ten or so other applicants that she also interviewed for the same position that could not answer her clinical questions. Please don't give up I know it's hard. Keep reading and take anything you can get for now that is health related. I worked as a Psych Tech in psych ER for 7 months whilst waiting for my upgrade.

    Best of luck,
    Nurse Nunes


    Congratulations to a well deserved position!
  11. Visit  khrissi17 profile page
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    I graduated Nov 2009 and I was previously a CNA for 6 yrs LPN for 4 yrs and finished from an ADN program. I can't find a hospital job anywhere even at the ones where my friends work. I recently graduated from a RN to BSN prog last month I killed myself trying to finish it fast thinking that would improve my chances as well as taking an ACLS course and no it hasn't. I'm also currently working 24 hrs/wk at a nursing home and am only greatly that I am working. I would prefer dialysis, psych, L&D, NICU, or Post Partum..it sucks all the new grads are gonna have to be LTC or paper work RNs..I feel sorry for the patients in the hospital onece some of these nurses retire because us new grad may just lose some of these skills
  12. Visit  MsQueensRN profile page
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    Quote from khrissi17
    I graduated Nov 2009 and I was previously a CNA for 6 yrs LPN for 4 yrs and finished from an ADN program. I can't find a hospital job anywhere even at the ones where my friends work. I recently graduated from a RN to BSN prog last month I killed myself trying to finish it fast thinking that would improve my chances as well as taking an ACLS course and no it hasn't. I'm also currently working 24 hrs/wk at a nursing home and am only greatly that I am working. I would prefer dialysis, psych, L&D, NICU, or Post Partum..it sucks all the new grads are gonna have to be LTC or paper work RNs..I feel sorry for the patients in the hospital onece some of these nurses retire because us new grad may just lose some of these skills
    I am so worried about losing my skills too but paying for the certifications is soooo expensive. I keep reading my med surg and pharmacology just so i can stay mentally on top of things until i do find work.
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  13. Visit  khrissi17 profile page
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    Studying that information is intense wow just the thought is dreadful its like NCLEX all over again. As for ACLS, maybe there's a way you can do it online for a little less?? I know its expensive, or I can help you find a job because I do chart reviewing on the side and I love it! Its paid training
  14. Visit  MsQueensRN profile page
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    I looked into taking the ACLS online because I knew it would be cheaper, but I find that many of the hospitals have said that they don't accept online ACLS certificates. What exactly does chart reviewing entail?
  15. Visit  khrissi17 profile page
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    You go to doctor's offices and hospitals and pretty do an audit of the chart. The training is paid for 4 or 5 days depending which program they've assigned you. They pay you for travel, I love it. They also ship you a laptop and scanner. PM me if you're interested.


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